bantamweight

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noun ban·tam·weight \-ˌwāt\

Definition of bantamweight

  1. :  a boxer in a weight division having a maximum limit of 118 pounds for professionals and 119 pounds for amateurs — compare featherweight, flyweight

1884

First Known Use of bantamweight

1884


BANTAMWEIGHT Defined for English Language Learners

bantamweight

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noun ban·tam·weight \-ˌwāt\

Definition of bantamweight for English Language Learners

  • : a fighter in a class of boxers who weigh from 112 to 119 pounds (51 to 54 kilograms)


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